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Golf Ball Drop this Weekend to Benefit The Point

The Point hopes to raise $100,000 this weekend with its new Greater Cincy Point Golf Ball Drop.

Since 1972, Covington-based The Point helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Only 21% of its funds come from the government while the rest is raised through enterprises, grants, and fundraisers.

The Golf Ball Drop is Saturday and involves a pelican with a 50-foot wingspan, 90,000 Wiffle golf balls, Marge Schott Stadium at the University of Cincinnati, and 200 volunteers.

The balls will be dropped at the stadium and one of them will be worth $10,000 for its owner. The ball that drops closest to ten surrounding targets will gain $1,000.

A pre-selected golf ball number is held in a sealed envelope. If one of the 200 balls closest to the center target matches the pre-selected ball number, then the Contingency Grand Prize of $1 million will be given to the owner of that lucky golf ball. 

Wiffle golf balls are being sold at $5.00 each; 6 for $25.00; 12 for $50.00 or 24 for $100.00.  Golf balls may be purchased online at www.thepointarc.org, or by visiting all Remke Market locations, Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell, and each branch of The Bank of Kentucky and Heritage Bank.  
 
-Staff report
 
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